We have heard from Representative Watson. She has reminded us about the FDA having the wisdom to condemn the use of mercury in veterinary products. Certainly we as human beings, including our children should enjoy at least the same protection as afforded our pets.
There are safe, available alternatives to amalgam that truly serve our citizens well.
In conclusion, in every walk of life, in every profession I do believe there are certain crucial times when there was a need for leaders to emerge.
Regarding the issue of mercury amalgam, now is that time for those who can and will to take informed responsible action. Now is the time to resist the pressures of vested interests, to take the higher ground, to act wisely and courageously, and to do so will serve and deeply benefit tens of millions of Americans across our nation.
And I would just like to add that it's my understanding that according to the World Health Organization, amalgam dental feelings are the primary source of mercury exposure, and my own dentist herself, who is a female dentist, experienced many of the symptoms similar to mine in terms of mercury amalgam, including depression. Many of her staff experienced similar symptoms including infertility, and her own son who had never had any amalgams put in his mouth experienced some similar symptoms.
Thank you. Any questions?
CO-CHAIRMAN KIEBURTZ: Thank you.